Saturday, November 14, 2009

DC Same-Sex Bill

The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington is warning about what may happen if the D.C. same-sex marriage bill passes. WTTG-TV has this video report.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Alamo Sentenced

An Arkansas judge has given Cult leder Tony Alamo 175 years in federal prison for child sex convictions. The judge heard testimony from three of Alamo's child "brides" before giving Alamo the maximum time allowed by federal guidelines. Judge Harry Barnes warned Alamo he would one day face "a greater judge."

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Atheist Billboard

A billboard in San Diego says, "Don't believe in God? You are not alone." XETV reports.

Behar: Keep Church Out of Government

In this video, CNN's Joy Behar on HLN decries church leaders working with Congress to get abortion restrictions in health bill and says churches should pay taxes.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Magistrate: Prayers Improper

A prayer before county commissioners meetings in Winston-Salem, North Carolina violates the First Amendment, according to a federal magistrate. But the decision carries no legal weight and the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners are not obligated to follow it. The magistrate based his opinion on frequent referrances to Jesus and he says the prayers "display a preference for Christianity over other religions by the government."

The Jesus Christians (JC's)

Some call the JC's a dangerous cult. KTTV-TV has this video report on a mother who says the California group
brainwashed her son and is now fighting to get him back.

Christianity and the Occult

In Kenya, the line between Christianity and the occult can get blurry. CNN's has this video report.

Car Tags Lose Court Battle

South Carolina will not be allowed to issue license plates with a cross and stained glass window with the phrase I Believe. A district judge (appointed by President Clinton) says it violates the First Amendment ban on establishment of religion by government. Christian groups plan to appeal - and work to get a similar plate issued using a state law that permits private groups to issue tags they design.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cross Comes Down

The owners of dogs that killed a teenager forced his friends and classmates to remove a cross placed in his honor. The makeshift memorial for Justin Clinton along Highway 135 in Rusk County, Texas was taken down Saturday. It was originally placed there several months ago after Clinton died. The owners of the dogs said the memorial was placed on private, leased land and demanded that it come down.

Dobson Honor

One Year Ago.. James Dobson was inducted into the Museum of Broadcast Communications over the complaints of protestors. They gathered to object to the Focus on the Family radio host receiving the honor because of his position on homosexuality. The hall of fame does not take into account a nominee's political or religious views.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Graham Library Upgrade

The Billy Graham Library in Charlotte will close for a time next year for renovations. The facility opened two years ago, chronicling the life of the evangelist. Charlotte is Graham's hometown and the library has drawn more than 165,000 people since it opened at a cost of $27 million. Although the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association layed off more than 50 workers earlier this year, the Billy Graham library does not plan to let anyone go during the temporary shut down.

Agassi's Book

Andrea Agassi in his autobiography Open has this to say about references to God by frequent opponent Michael Chang:

"He thanks God - credits God - for the win, which offends me. That God should take sides in a tennis match, that God should side against me, that God should be in Chang's box, feels ludicrous and insulting. I beat Chang and savor every blasphemous stroke."